Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2016 Data Tables

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Q14g. Whether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose changing the system of funding local government in Michigan by establishing automatic millage rate “roll-ups” (increases up to the maximum authorized millage rate when tax base grows slower than inflation)?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Whether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose changing the system of funding local government in Michigan by establishing automatic millage rate “roll-ups” (increases up to the maximum authorized millage rate when tax base grows slower than inflation)? Strongly Support 32% 9% 37% 18% 16%
Somewhat Support 26% 28% 30% 31% 28%
Neither Support nor Oppose 19% 25% 18% 28% 24%
Somewhat Oppose 13% 15% 5% 8% 13%
Strongly Oppose 5% 10% 4% 2% 7%
Don't Know 5% 13% 7% 13% 12%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Whether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose changing the system of funding local government in Michigan by establishing automatic millage rate “roll-ups” (increases up to the maximum authorized millage rate when tax base grows slower than inflation)? Strongly Support 10% 14% 16% 32% 36% 16%
Somewhat Support 30% 27% 33% 23% 28% 28%
Neither Support nor Oppose 24% 26% 22% 23% 14% 24%
Somewhat Oppose 12% 13% 15% 14% 9% 13%
Strongly Oppose 6% 10% 9% 3% 6% 7%
Don't Know 17% 10% 5% 5% 7% 12%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Whether or not you think the current system is broken, to what extent would you support or oppose changing the system of funding local government in Michigan by establishing automatic millage rate “roll-ups” (increases up to the maximum authorized millage rate when tax base grows slower than inflation)? Strongly Support 18% 10% 13% 10% 16% 28% 16%
Somewhat Support 28% 37% 22% 30% 26% 28% 28%
Neither Support nor Oppose 30% 20% 24% 25% 26% 21% 24%
Somewhat Oppose 9% 16% 15% 12% 12% 12% 13%
Strongly Oppose 3% 10% 9% 8% 10% 5% 7%
Don't Know 12% 8% 17% 16% 10% 6% 12%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.